Anschütz 1761

I tested an Anschütz 1761 in .22 LR last year and was so impressed that I simply had to test this new walnut thumbhole stocked version in the flat-shooting .17…

recipe for venison pie with mash

Pie and mash is historic, so for this recipe for venison pie with mash I have kept to tradition, but swapped the minced beef with venison, which works very well…

Red stag

The UK is blessed to have a selection of deer species, both indigenous and introduced — and vitally important management of deer creates sporting opportunities all around the country. However,…

Land Rover Defender 90

The Land Rover Defender was a mainstay of rural and military life for quite some time. After a four-year gap waiting for the updated version, I was more than keen…

Choosing a riflescope

You don’t actually need much kit to go deerstalking. Binoculars to spot a beast and a rifle to bring it down are essential, but I would argue that a telescopic…

rabbit stew recipe

This rabbit stew recipe is based on speed, a need for merely a few ingredients and my own mad desire to please. Rabbit loins are ideal for this kind of…

Young Shots

How should young Shots get started in the field and on the clay ground? I started shooting at the age of eight. I’m lucky to come from a farming background,…

what is cerakote

You’ll often come across the description “Cerakote” in a gun review. What you might not know is what it actually describes. I decided to write about it having received the…

spaniel in water

We’re in the middle of the shooting season now and I thought it would be time to offer some advice on how to keep your gundog safe. Accidents, as we…

Zoli Z One

The latest addition to the Z range is the Zoli Z One, a black-actioned Sporter with detachable trigger unit on a Boss-type action. The overall design of the gun conforms…